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Amid Russian airstrikes, a Putin craze takes hold in Mideast

Amid Russian airstrikes, a Putin craze takes hold in Mideast BEIRUT (AP) — Amid the ornate walls of Damascus’ famed Omayyad Mosque, preacher Maamoun Rahmeh stood before worshippers last week, declaring Russian President Vladimir Putin a “giant and beloved leader” … Continue reading

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Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels

Obama seeks $500M to train, equip Syrian rebels WASHINGTON (AP) — With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Obama moved on Thursday to ratchet up U.S. efforts to strengthen … Continue reading

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Two Senators Say U.S. Should Arm Syrian Rebels

Two Senators Say U.S. Should Arm Syrian Rebels KABUL, Afghanistan — With the Syrian government continuing its deadly crackdown on its citizens, two senior American senators who were on their way to the Middle East spoke out strongly on Sunday … Continue reading

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While U.S. Talks Withdrawal, Afghan Corruption Soars

While U.S. Talks Withdrawal, Afghan Corruption Soars WASHINGTON — The farmer picking apples in the outskirts of Kabul must pay the Taliban $33 to ship out each truckload of fruit. The governor sends in armed men to chase workers off … Continue reading

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